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Sliding-Folding Doors from FGC Offer 'Frameless' Views

Post Time:Jan 10,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:60

As proof that British inventiveness is still very much alive, Frameless Glass Curtains Ltd (FGC), a UK manufacturer based in Kent, is offering architects and main contractors a totally different take on aluminium glazed sliding/folding doors or ‘curtains’. Thanks to a unique design, the company’s double-glazed, thermally broken ‘Clearline’ range has no vertical mullions, resulting in maximum light penetration and totally uninterrupted views to the exterior.

Already proven in numerous commercial and domestic projects, the secret of a ‘Clearline’ installation lies in the unobtrusive PVC bubble gasket sited between the individual curtains (or panels). When the closing mechanism is activated, this is compressed and becomes all but invisible, helping the curtains to deliver excellent levels of security, sound-proofing and weather-tightness (meets British standards BS 6375 Part 1 for wind and water resistance).

A combination of toughened 4 – 6 mm low-iron, light-reflective or Pilkington ‘K’ Glass with a ‘U’ value of 1.4 W/m2K, ensures that every ‘Clearline’ installation is safe in use and highly energy-efficient, offering both comfort and lower energy bills. Moreover, the slimness of each curtain (45 mm compared with 90 mm in most other systems) means that when stacked, they take up minimal room, so allowing optimum use of living/working space.

Running on PTFE (Pure Teflon) and moved by kinetic energy, the curtains have an easy-glide action and may be stacked inwards or outwards. Each FGC ‘Clearline’ installation, which can be up to 3.2 m high with individual curtains up to 1.5 m wide, is tailor-made to ensure an exact, seamless interface with the opening into which it is fitted. A low 5 mm threshold means safe, easy access and a comprehensive 10-year guarantee provides peace of mind for the customer.

Also available is a single-glazed ‘Clearline’ door set which can provide an elegant and practical solution for dividing internal living/working space. With a patent pending, FGC’s ‘Clearline’ range is ideally suited for commercial and domestic properties.

To learn more about the ‘Clearline’ range from Frameless Glass Curtains or to arrange a visit to the company’s factory and showroom at Unit E, Alt Barn Industrial Estate, Revenge Road, Lordswood, Chatham, Kent, ME5 8UD call on 01732 848088 or visit the website

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